It's one of those days when I get so bored that I tend to play with food. No, it's not the bastardizing kind, but the one where I deviate from the traditional way of preparing food and play dress-up like a little girl.
Tamago nigiri is prepared by forming rice nuggets out of sushi rice, topping it with tamago, and wrapping it with a strip of nori. The tamago is prepared by beating eggs, dashi, and sugar together and cooking it in a pan until fully set, then cut into strips. At least that's what I have been doing for some time now. Oh, and when you get used to the sweet tartness of the sushi rice, you won't need your light soy sauce for sushi anymore. And there's no need to be strict with what you put in your nigiri, as long as it holds its shape, then you're perfectly safe.
I also made sushi rolls with cucumber, tamago, and kani so that Alex can have his cucumber fix for the day. They look so cute inside the lunchbox.
So far, I really liked how the colors turned out. It reminds me of Rastafari colors, which means..
Sushi Rice RecipeThe red is for the blood of all living things in the world. The gold is for all of the treasures in the world that people cherish. The green is for the earth that people walk on, to which Rastas feel a special connection.
Note: I use measuring spoons and measuring cups for my recipes, so if you're using normal utensils the measurements would not be accurate and much less than indicated.
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar or shin mirin
- 3 cups cooked rice (you can use regular short grain)
- 2 tbsp refined sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt (coarse salt)
- Dissolve the sugar and salt in the rice vinegar. Heat in a saucepan until everything is dissolved. Do noit boil mixture.
- Let the mixture cool. Spread the cooked rice gently on a large bowl, then pour the cooled vinegar mixture on the rice.
- Quickly mix and fold the rice until the rice is coated with the mixture well. Make sure that you are not squishing the rice so it won't look like paste.
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